Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale
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Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2011 the recipe was altered to bump the IBU’s from 55 to 70; ABV also increased from 6.4% to 7.0%. In 2014 the ABV increased to 8.1%.

A luscious beauty, Hop Head Red® exudes resinous hoppy qualities from Amarillo, Warrior and Nugget to overtake the full-bodied depths of a caramel malt base. Captivating and seductive floral aromas and alluring hop flavors are the result of dry hopping with mountains of Amarillo. The blissful union of Double India Pale and Red Ale make Hop Head Red an unforgettable obsession. Experience love at first sip. Every time.

Added by sleazo on 03-06-2007

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Ratings: 3,407 |  Reviews: 964
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very red version of orange with some haziness and big off white head. Stuck to everything.

S: The hops explode out with huge pine and herbal scents. You can tell this is a malty monster because caramel and biscuit are right there.

T: Hops hammer right out of the gate with massive pine and herbs. As they start to flow into bitterness the malt takes over and tons of grain, barley, caramel and toast pummel the palate. Its a battle until bitterness wins and this sucker ends with a chalky bitterness.

M: A syrupy medium with plenty of carbonation.

O: Loved this beer. I am looking for more tomorrow. Something about the dry hopping and the heavy malt just hit it right for me. Trying to be subjective, it seemed balanced and overdone in the right way. Not sure how.

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with a ton of thick, dense, brownish head that has great retention. The nose has notes of apples, caramel, fruit, and faint yeast. This is rich and medium bodied beer with smooth notes of rich caramel and mild, bready malt followed by a faint, citrusy hop character.

This is a great, enjoyable, drinkable beer. The malt is strong and forward and the hops add balance and a very mild bitterness. I would definitely drink this again.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a deep amber with fluffy head and lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus, typical heavy Green Flash dry hopping. Loaded with juicy citrus and floral hops, Green Flash sure knows how to put together a great hop profile, but more caramel malt base than a typical IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, resinous, with dry finish. Green Flash made some slight recipe changes to this beer in redefining it as a "Red IPA", but it's still delicious.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (couldn't find a freshness date) from Bier:Thirty (paid $2.99+tax) poured into a Sam Smith pub nonic.

A: Pours a mostly clear dark golden color...hints of amber and brown...very nice two-finger eggshell-colored rocky head with decent retention and lace.

S: Big, bright Amarillo...resin, pine and citrus, orange, grapefruit rind...caramel & amber malts.

T: Caramel, bready malts, pine needles, light resiny herbal/spice notes, amber malts, citrus rind, medium bitterness, finishing with creamy malt smoothness.

MF: Light-to-medium body...crisp, almost wet mouthfeel...decent dryness.

O: More hop-forward on the nose, amber-forward on the taste. A great drinker, and I'm not sure this bottle was the freshest. Good stuff.

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, clear red with a thick, rocky beige head.

S: Aromas of caramel, pine, cedar, lemon, and grapefruit assault the nose.

T: A bitter, resinous entry reveals notes of pine, cedar, grapefruit, kumquat, lemon, bitter orange, caramel, cream, and biscuits. The finish is long and bitter with a pleasant mixture of pine, grapefruit, and bitter orange flavors.

M: This ale is medium-bodied, slick, and a bit sticky. The presence of alcohol is effectively masked, but the carbonation is a bit slight.

O: This is an excellent American red ale/red IPA, and unlike many beers of this type, has quite a bit of personality. I could see this becoming a staple in my refrigerator.

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82.2% out of 100 with 3,407 ratings
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